Create Durable Links
The University Libraries offers numerous electronic resources. If you are seeking to add content accessible to the CU community through course management systems or web platforms, follow these instructions to create durable links.
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Durable links are hyperlinks to electronic resources (e.g. journal articles, books and book chapters, databases, etc.) which are available as part of the University Libraries' online collections. Durable links allow faculty to connect students to required and recommended readings and do not require faculty to obtain copyright permission.
If you wish to provide links to library databases, the best link to share with students can be found on the Libraries A-Z Databases page.
If you wish to provide links to articles, book chapters or streaming videos from subscribed library resources, go to the Link Creator tool below.
If you wish to provide links to other types of library resources for your courses, please contact the Libraries Teaching and Learning Unit or your subject specialist for assistance in assigning an appropriate link that students can use from on or off campus.
A durable link is composed in two steps:
1. Obtain a direct link to the desired article or book.
2. Append the proxy prefix to the beginning of the direct link; this step provides secure off-campus access to resources.
To create a link to this article: Aversa, E., Bajjaly, S., Barlow, D., Hahn, T. B., Lester, J., Riggs, B., & Roderer, N. (2009). Web‐based teaching: Surviving and thriving in a pluralistic online world. Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 46(1), 1-3. doi:10.1002/meet.2009.1450460156
1. Direct link to article:
2. Proxy prefix + direct link:
Many thanks to George Washington University's Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library for assistance in creating this guide.